Friday, June 28, 2013

Sunshine in the Garden

I had some volunteer sunflowers come up in my herb garden this year, probably a result of uneaten seeds the birds missed last winter.
 
 
There is something so cheerful about sunflowers.  I think they should be the 
universal symbol of happiness.
 
 
I love to watch the honey bees enjoying them.
 
 
There are only a few stalks of them, but they bring such a ray of sunshine to the garden.  I think I will have to "on purpose" plant more next summer.
 
 

11 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Love the sunflowers! Gorgeous photos!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

I just love what we call here "God's surprises."

We have had several so far this summer: a little maple tree, a whole bunch of violas in a pot, a tomato plant and a mint plant.

All was moved into proper spots and are doing fine. Even the viola is still alive - unheard of in this heat.

Enjoy this better day - finally cooled off a tad with that fast intense storm yesterday.

Tonight is the city festival fireworks - which can be seen from our backyard. WELL we could watch them all when we moved here but now only the grand finale.

We have two nieces staying with us tonight and hubs plans on taking them to the roof to watch. : - )

Love your sunflowers - coincidentally I put up my faux sunflowers door wreath yesterday. I had my light purple hydrangea one up for my tea party last weekend - but the yellow of the sunflowers is very cheerful, I agree!

Have a great weekend, Cindy.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The collage of the sunflowers is gorgeous! Such a ray of sunshine.
I meant to plant some this year but never got around to it.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Sunflowers just say: Summer! They are so perky and pretty. You are lucky to have such happy volunteers in your garden. Lovely photos.

Mary Ellen said...

Hello Cindy! Your sunflowers are so pretty and cheery to be sure! Mine haven't even started blooming yet- another week or 2 I am thinking!

We had a bit of a scare last week as a wild fire broke out near our town. We were put on pre-evacuation status as it is so dry here - ended up burning 14,000 acres -they have it about 85 % contained now. A few hours from us is the South fork fire that has consumed over 90,000 acres- our state is just burning up. It is so sad.

I have forgotten if you get a summer vacation with working at the school. Looks like you have been working hard in your garden, it is looking so lovely!!!

bee blessed
mary

June said...

Your photos of your sunflowers are gorgeous Cindy!!!!!!! I agree---they look like such happy flowers! Can you believe I have never planted them before. I have got to change that after seeing yours.
hugs...

My Garden Diaries said...

Oh how beautiful are these photos!!! Pure happiness!

Sharon Morrison said...

Sunflowers are my state, Kansas, flower. I have them in my backyard as well...and they grow random. Love your garden and the wonderful vines.

Linda said...

Stunning captures!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Your photos are so stunning, the colors and depth, wow they are so amazing, they would be wonderful with three of them on a wall in huge white frames...wow what an impact...thanks for sharin...come on over for a visit...

Stitchfork said...

Great shots! Always love how they change direction during the day so the sunflower is always facing the sun

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